Roommate Finder

Updated: Oct 31, 2018

Find your ideal room and roommate with Room Choice Roommate Finder. Roommate Finder is a platform built to help find roommates, fill vacancies, and create a relationship of trust while looking for a roommate, adding a roommate to your apartment, or leasing to student housing, employee housing, and shared individual liability leasing locations. Find great friends, communities, and roommates with Roommate Finder.



Do you need to find a roommate to fill a room or bed in your apartment?


Are you looking for a roommate to join you? Whether you own a home, have a lease, or are trying to help fill that extra bed Roommate Finder is the tool for you. With Roommate Finder you can list your space as available, share your listing, and advertise your space. Unlike traditional listings on sites like Craigslist, with Roommate Finder you set the parameters of who can apply. Users see opportunities based on a personality test, shared social networks and friends, desired goals and interest, natural talents or hobbies, current major, and more. Instead of chatting with an endless amount of people, meet with those that may be a great fit based on science. Does your roommate need to pay their fair share of the rent? Set your limits and only accept users with a verified profile and credit score that you know will ensure they can fulfill their commitments. Now all the tools of the largest and most sophisticated landlords are yours.


These features and tools start with:

  • User Profiles

  • Personality and Roommate Matching Test

  • Website Listings

  • Online Applications

  • Verified Identity (does their name match their id?)

  • Criminal Background Checks

  • Civil Court Records

  • Education and Employment

  • Global Checks

  • Credit Reports (available for both for student and guarantor)

  • Drug and Health Screening

  • SSN Trace

  • Sanctions, Risk, and Compliance

  • Social Media Searches

  • Fingerprinting (via SureID)

  • Online Payments via Credit Card, ACH, and more

  • Online Contracts

Set your screening and verification reports requirements and lease with confidence.


Are you looking for a room and want the perfect roommate?


There are two common ways to find a new roommate or room. We'll call them property first or people first. With property first, you google apartments in your new area and search for one that has the location and amenities you want. Once there, you explore tools they may offer to find roommates inside their community. A property first search is a great option, but you limit your roommates to people that are already living there.


With people first leasing your search is a little different. Instead of filling out an application with a property, you fill out an online profile, take a personality test and answer a few short questions. From there you see suggested matches with potential roommates all across town. With people first, your look for an excellent roommate personality match first. Limit your search to select properties, locations, or prices ranges to narrow things down even further. Once you find a great fit, you can apply to the community or lease with confidence.


What tools does Roommate Finder have for landlords?


Roommate Finder is an excellent tool for supporting student housing leasing goals. We service smaller homes and houses and larger multi-building student housing properties with thousands of students.


Using Room Choice, managers can leverage their resident retention. Properties vary by size and fundamentals, but a resident retention rate over 40% is excellent! Roommate Finder allows managers to upload their returning residents to the platform. Returning residents create a referral based profile where they are given opportunities to both find roommates and promote your property. In short, turn your best customers into brand evangelists. A brand evangelist is a person who believes in your product or service so much that he or she will aggressively promote it to others


When new students are looking for rooms and roommates, the properties with a high level of student participation give prospective residents tons of unique and fun matching options. Think of it as casting a huge net! As everyone looks for a roommate, they can pull from a pool of both floating and anchored profiles to increase their chances of finding the perfect roommate. Students earn rewards as new residents follow their links or match with them.


Properties benefit as they support people first leasing using Room Choice Roommate Finder. Room Choice provides the application, lease, room selection, roommate selection, verification reports, and payments. Keep the records in Room Choice or transfer them to your student housing property management software at any time in the leasing process.


What's the difference between an anchored and floating user?


Anchored users have a lease and contract. They are living somewhere and are looking for roommates. Those who match with an anchored user will typically move into that same apartment as the anchored user. Anchored users can only match with floating users.


A floating user hasn't signed with an apartment or unit. They may have a lease at a community but they are still searching for their bed. Floating users can match with both anchored and floating users as they look for the perfect person and place!


Where do my residents post their links?


Roommate Finder works where your residents spend their time online. Each participating resident will have a unique referral URL they can share, post, or broadcast in their creative ways. Are they part of a social club, online community, church group? Let them advertise and promote to groups and clubs they are comfortable with and already part of. Chances are they'll reach thousands more than your traditional listing sites. A tenant directed outreach is an essential step in allowing properties to cast a vast and new marketing net and provides natural relationships for incoming students. The best matches come with common interest and goals. You'll be amazed at the creative ways and locations that residents post their links and ads.


How does the double-sided referral program work?


Many properties offer referral rewards and bonuses. Using the Room Choice Roommate Finder platform, properties are able to track and reward users in the following ways:

  • Give a referral bonus to a resident who promotes your property based on clicks, traffic, or new leases.

  • Give a referral bonus to a resident whose profile drives traffic to your property based on clicks, traffic, or new leases.

  • Reward the new tenant with an amazing leasing experience, a great roommate, and leasing bonus.

How are users verified?


Trust and confidence is a must. The following verification options are available. Build a verification package that brings trust and confidence to both existing residents and potential new residents.

  • User Profiles, Bios, Photos

  • Link social networks like Instagram, Facebook and more to profiles to enhance and verify user identities.

  • Personality and Roommate Matching Test

  • Verified Identity (does their name match their id?)

  • Criminal Background Checks

  • Civil Court Records

  • Education and Employment

  • Global Checks

  • Credit Reports (available for both for student and guarantor)

  • Drug and Health Screening

  • SSN Trace

  • Sanctions, Risk, and Compliance

  • Social Media Searches

  • Fingerprinting (via SureID)

  • Online Payments via Credit Card, ACH, and more

  • Online Contracts

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